Coronavirus Texas Police Officers infected with Coronavirus ?
This is a developing story that will be updated.
Five Dallas police officers have been told to stay home after potentially being exposed to a man with possible coronavirus on Sunday.
At about 9 a.m., Dallas officers responded to a disturbance call at an apartment in the 5900 block of Hudson Street in East Dallas.
When officers arrived, Dallas Fire and Rescue had taken a 24-year-old man to a local hospital for injuries he sustained from an assault, according to a Dallas police statement.
Medical staff treated the man and released him back to Dallas officers, who drove him to jail and charged him with assault of a family member, police said.
At around 10:30 p.m., jail officers notified Dallas police of a possible case of COVID-19 involving the man, who was taken by private ambulance to Parkland Hospital.
“Per our contagious disease policy, all five officers that came in contact with the arrested person were notified of the potential exposure and advised not to return to work until further notice,” the police statement said.
The police cars involved were immediately removed from service for cleaning, police said.
Members of the department are currently working with medical professionals to draft a protocol to ensure officer safety.
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